Bead Shop

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© Sean Gallagher
Covent Garden

This long-established shop attracts professional designers and bead enthusiasts from around the globe. A dazzling variety of beads is stocked, from humble resin stalwarts to ostentatious Swarovski crystal pearls; other beads are made from precious metals, glass (a huge selection), pearl, silver, porcelain, plastic, wood, bone or carved lacquer, and pendant beads on wire loops are also stocked. So whether you’re after Indian glass beads, Chinese enamelled, African turquoise beads or the vintage-style carved-rose plastic variety, this is the place to visit. Threads, wires and tools for putting it all together are also available, along with bargain packs of mixed beads. Jewellery-making classes are also offered.

Venue name: Bead Shop
Address: 21A Tower Street
Opening hours: Open 10.30am-7pm Mon-Sat; 11am-5pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden or Leicester Square tube
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Chesca R

I have spent many many many hours in this shop, it is a real aladdin's cave of sparkly treasures. Avoid at week ends and avoid like the plague during half terms and school holidays if possible as it is crammed. They also stock findings and tools to to help you make the jewellery that your heard desires. If you are new to the process or just a bit overwhelmed by it all they sell kits that have everything you need in. If you are bulk buying it is always cheaper to do it online. That said there is something lovely and satisfying about the tactile experience of hand picking your beads and matching them together to create something unique and personal.